I’m John Wilson, just a simple man trying his best to live life the right way, to enjoy life and to help others where possible. A husband and father of two, I have worked as a trainer for the post office for 25 years seeing some of the UK’s most beautiful places meeting some amazing people along the way.
Five years ago, I took on my own post office in Sunderland, which affords me a great work/life balance. I genuinely love helping people.
I’ve been a keen fundraiser over the years, for causes such as Multiple Sclerosis, St Benedicts and the NHS. Now exclusively focused on childhood cancer, since my nephew was diagnosed in 2017.
As a family, we’ve raised over 22k; this led me to discover the great outdoors and hiking mountains. Due to encouragement from positive, like-minded people, this has put me on the path of my Mountain Leadership qualification.
How 247CBDs got started
A few years ago, after getting frustrated at seeing my wife in pain due to fibromyalgia, I started looking at alternative medicines. What the doctors prescribed never seemed to alleviate her suffering.
I looked at lots of things for a solution. One night a guy jokingly said she should smoke a joint!
Obviously, I dismissed it, but then after a few nights, I started googling it and found a company that sold CBD products. I read up on it to discover that the THC part, the part that causes highs, was removed.
So I bought some CBD drops and capsules to try, and also some to sell in the post office. Now, this is an important part, ‘i don’t make medical claims’ I can’t and won’t say it’s a cure. However, it did help her; it did help reduce inflammation and joint pain.
Seeing how this helped, she tried the muscle rub balms. These also helped and helped with a touch of psoriasis. This year because I was selling so much in the Post Office, the company asked if id like to have my own brand label. I jumped at the chance, so we have their manufacturing and laboratory expertise but able to sell slightly cheaper.
I also started using these products after seeing adverts of athletes and MMA fighters using them. For them, it aids recovery after training, reduces stress and anxiety.
I love a few gummies after work, so by the time I get home, I’m in a better frame of mind and can enjoy family life better. After a tough hike or gym session, I love a CBD bath bomb to relax and help tired and sore muscles recover. Then I use the muscle rub; it smells great and works a treat on tired limbs.
As I said, I’m a keen fundraiser, and childhood cancer is close to my heart after the doctors and nurses saved my nephews life. So every item sold will mean a donation towards this cause.